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President Trump promised a convention that would be uplifting and positive as a response to the Democrats. There were a lot of moments last night that did not seem to fulfill that promise.

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Brett Kuczynski is a high school senior with a passion for football that dates back to his early childhood days.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joins us next. He's been the United States attorney, federal homeland security official and was a speaker at the 2016 Republican convention as a governor. And, Governor, welcome back to this program.

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Pandemic or no pandemic, European soccer goes on and successfully crowned its latest club champion over the weekend.

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NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell has been listening to that hearing. Kelsey, good morning.

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Louis DeJoy, depending on whom you talk to, is either a Republican political operative beholden to President Trump, or a savvy businessman who's the right person to fix what's broken at the U.S. Postal Service. When senators question him this week, they will want to know which narrative is closer to the truth — and whether he is suited to head the service at this time.

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Democrat Joe Biden promised last night to end a chapter of American darkness.

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The Democratic National Convention has come to a close, but the party's push for voting rights has not. Here's NPR's Miles Parks.

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